He said the array of talents in the industry must be better positioned to yield bountiful benefits to them and the country.
Asiwaju Tinubu advised the filmmakers to redouble their efforts to contribute their quota not only to entertaining the world but also at shoring up the Nigerian economy.
The APC presidential standard bearer spoke on Wednesday night when he hosted members of the Ambassadors for Change Initiative (ACI), a brain child of the Minister of State for Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Dr. Ramatu Tijjani.
The group comprises Nollywood actors, film producers and other groups of entertainers.
“As entertainers and filmmakers, you represent a key channel of reaching the people and disseminating important messages. You are the ones to help sell our country at home and abroad so that people change their mindset about Nigeria.
“The entertainment industry is at the heart and soul of our country. You are the creative people, the thinkers and doers,” he said.
Among the Nollywood artistes at the meeting were Zack Orji, Saidi Balogun, Foluke Daramola, Gentle Jack, Danfo Driver and Benedict Johnson.
“I have been in Lagos for many years and it has always been the safest place to stay in. It is a state where people from different parts of the country have found inclusion and accommodation,” he said.
Commenting on Asiwaju Tinubu’s contributions to the growth and development of Lagos, Benedict Johnson said the APC presidential candidate grew the internally generated revenue (IGR) significantly to power the state’s infrastructural development and set the standards for others that came after him to follow.
Saidi Balogun hailed Asiwaju Tinubu for his role as a pathfinder and mentor to many other leaders.
The popular actor said those in the political limelight today were products of Asiwaju’s mentoring and leadership. Continue Reading